Monday, January 16, 2012

Win A FREE E-Copy Of Confessions Of An Average Half-Vampire!

Hey, let's celebrate!  After all, this is my 100th post!  And Max and I have almost gotten the cover ready for Half-Vampire Family!  And it's January-- there's nothing else to do in January, so let's have a give-away!!

My first e-book, Confessions of an Average Half-Vampire, has been newly re-vamped edited and re-listed for Kindle for the whopping price of 99¢ in the US (and I think it's about 79p in the UK and 86 euros elsewhere).  (If you don't have a Kindle, you can get a Kindle app for free here, so you can still read my book!)

Half-Vampire is YA, meant for junior high school kids, especially boys -- who have been sadly neglected in the last couple of post-Potter/pro-Twilight years when women wanting paranormal romances have driven book sales, squeezing young teenage boys out of the market.  However, many adults find this a funny book as well.
Have a look:

Lurking in the nuclei of a few rare human cells is an as-yet unstudied gene. It is a gene that makes the inheritor crave mammal blood and faint in bright sunlight. It is a gene that prevents the bearer from appearing normally in digital or mirror images.
It’s a gene that makes your life heck if you’re in junior high and trying to fit in.

Eric Wright is a half-vampire with a problem. Several problems, actually. He can’t tell his bloodlust from his rollercoaster adolescent hormones. The cutest girl in first period English wants him to become a vegetarian. And the assistant principal suspends him when he refuses to explain why his skin appears translucent in a school security video.

Then Eric’s non-vampire mom, who’s definitely not telling everything she knows, takes him with her on a business trip. To Scotland, where it never stays sunny for very long. The perfect hang out for a vampire. Or several. If only Eric can find one to talk to before he makes any more stupid mistakes....

Have I convinced you that you want a free copy yet?  Or maybe you want a free copy to go to your nephew or your neighbor's daughter?    Here's what you can do to win an e-copy:

1) Make sure you're following my blog.  If you haven't signed up yet, you can click on the "follow" button on the side bar and take care of it.  (Make sure to follow publicly, as I won't know you're following if you don't make it public.)
2) Leave a comment on this post before 12:00 AM on February 1, 2012, telling me who in your life (maybe it's you!) would like this book.  (Don't post your e-mail address; I don't want you picking up spammers because of this contest.  When I announce the winners, I'll give you a way to contact me without inviting masses of spam.)

That's it!
Early in February, I'll have my students draw  TWO WINNERS out of names put in a box, and I'll announce the winners ASAP afterward.  (This may be an unscientific way to choose winners, but it IS random.  Trust me; there is NOTHING more random than a junior high school kid.  Nothing.)
Feel free to tell your own blog readers/facebook friends/bookclubs/goodreads friends/students/families about this by posting a link on your favorite social media sight.  The more, the merrier!
(If I get lots of entries, then I'll just have to host another contest later to get more winners.)

FEB.1: Contest closed.


  1. Wow, congrats on the milestone post. I'd like to be in the drawing for the giveaway.
    Keep up the good work.

    1. I'd love to have you. Please sign up to follow this blog, and you'll be entered!

  2. To all entrants: I can recommend this book for adults. I've read and enjoyed has my 12 year old son.

    1. Great to see another adult male who appreciates YA lit! As a parent of a teenager and a high school teenager, I started reading YA books to see what these kids were reading and got hooked. I'd enter the drawing, but didn't want to wait and bought the book already. Love the fact that you're reading what your son reads - more parents should do that!

    2. Yes, most of the men I know who read YA are teachers or librarians.
      Tom, thanks for buying the book. I can't argue with that. Let me know what you think of it.

  3. Your book sounds great and I would love to be entered into your drawing. As for who would like this book, well its ME. LOL Looking forward to reading it.

  4. I'm Herman Cain and I approve this post. Also I would like the book to go to Herman Cain if I win.

    That is all.

    1. Hi, Chris.
      Thanks for dropping by. I needed a chuckle this morning.

  5. I may have a niece or two who would enjoy a vampire book . . . (I think most of the nephews are not in the target age range.)